The U.S. Army recently banned the use of off-the shelf DJI drones by service members amid concerns drone data could be compromised by the data link back to the Chinese manufacturer’s headquarters. DJI has responded by announcing the development of a new offline mode to help it sell to enterprise and government customers concerned about
Last week, the United Kingdom (UK) Civil Aviation Authority released this press announcement. The TL;DR here is that the UK has officially announced that ADS-B is the “preferred national system for electronic conspicuity.” (Before going any further, “electronic conspicuity” (EC) is the UK term for “see and be seen” by electronic means.) This is a big […]
Recently we participated in an air show near our headquarters with 7 drones running ArduCopter. We thought you guys might be interested in seeing the footage.
UgCS DDC gives the power to create beautiful drone shows without the need to have sophisticated hardware. All of the drones we used were assembled from widely available off-the-shelf components and were using open source ArduCopter firmware (version 3.5 in this case).
The flights were planned using UgCS and the drones were controlled using UgCS DDC (Drone Dance Controller). Each drone was equipped with four smoke grenades which were triggered remotely.
The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) announced the launch of its Unmanned Aircraft Systems Standardization Collaborative (UASSC) with a kick-off meeting scheduled for September 28 in Washington, DC. The UASSC’s mission will be to coordinate and accelerate the development of the standards and conformity assessment programs needed to facilitate the safe, mass integration of unmanned […]
Sharper Shape Inc. has announced this week that their new Automatic Detail Inspection (ADI) service has successfully completed field trials and is now available for immediate commercial use by electric utilities. The ADI service is available as a complete end-to-end inspection package, or companies can use their own aircraft and personnel, utilizing Sharper Shape’s ADI […]